Protoform: GASU.1 [CE] Bite

Description: Bite
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *gau "chew in order to extract juice, as sugar-cane; bite".
*7 ?PWMP *ma9-asu “hunt with dogs”(Blust 2002)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Nahu Bite, have a tendency to bite; sting, pain (Pki)
Marquesas Kakahu Bite (Dln)
Marquesas Nennahhu To bite (Crk)
Marquesas Nahu Mordre (Dln)
Moriori Ngahu Bite (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Whakanga/ngahu/ To hunt with dogs (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Kakahu Bite [Southern Maori Dialect] (Wms)
Rapa Ngaʔu To bite (Sks)
Tahitian A/ahu To bite or nip, a bite; to bite or gnash with the teeth as a signal for some violence, mischief or murder (Dvs)
Toqabaqita Ngatu/fia (Of dog etc.) snap at, as if to bite Problematic (Ltk)
Tuamotu ŋahu Bark in rage (Stn)
Tuamotu ŋa/ŋahu/ Fight, as dogs (Stn)

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